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sudarśana (P. sudassī; T. shin tu mthong ba ཤིན་ཏུ་མཐོང་བ་; C. shanjian tian 善见天) is translated as "perfect vision," "great vision," etc. It is identified as:
- the second highest of the "five pure abodes" (śuddhāvāsa )
- one of the eight heavens of the fourth dhyana of the form realm (rūpadhātu)
One is reborn in this realm through achieving, in one's previous lifetime, the same level of meditative absorption (dhyana) that corresponds with the gods in this realm.
- ↑ Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), s.v. sudarśana